Highlight Projects

HighV – Delelopment of a fuel cell–battery hybrid power train for aviation

Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (bmwi), several project partners develop an electrical drive train for aviation with a hydrogen fuel cell as an energy source.

Project Partners:

University Ulm, German Aerospace Center, Diehl Aerospace, Siemens AG and the Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems at FAU

Highly compact and light 10 MW inverter for aviation applications

High power density electric motors with integrated power electronics enable electrical propulsion in aircraft. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) is developing and manufacturing prototypes of high power density electric motors with integrated power electronics for avionic drive trains of the future.


Siemens’ Software Defined Inverter (SDI) offers power electronics that is open for digital innovation via flexible software modules. The SDI community lab leverages student creativity to develop and support a vast range of SDI applications in IoT, cloud and Industrie 4.0.

Topics include Power electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud & Edge computing, Industrie 4.0, Smart Grid, Autonomous & smart devices

TAPAS Community Challenge

The TAPAS Board is an inverter board, completely open source and open hardware. It was developed in cooperation with sponsors and can therefore be distributed for free. To develop the board further, an open developer community will be established. The community challenge was the starting point for this.